Meet your new UWS neighbor: Ekaterina Rybolovleva.
She’s your normal, run-of-the-mill, 22-year-old daughter of a Russian billionaire, and she just bought an $88 million dollar apartment on the Upper West Side.
Forbes has the details, including this little revelation from her representatives:
Ms. Rybolovleva is currently studying at a US university. She plans to stay in the apartment when visiting New York.
That’s right — this isn’t going to be her full-time home. It’s just a place to crash during quick jaunts to the Manhattan.
How pissed are you right now that your dad isn’t a Russian fertilizer tycoon? Yeah, I thought so.
Pops (better known as Dmitriy Rybolovlev) is going through a massive divorce — his wife wants something like $6 billion — and there are rumors floating around that this purchase is somehow related to that. No doubt he’ll probably have an extra set of keys made so he can also use the space when he’s in New York.
If you’re looking for more information, you can probably kill most of the afternoon by Googling “Rybolovleva 88 million” and “Rybolovleva divorce.”
Located at 15 Central Park West, the apartment was put on the market last month by former Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill. At the time, he announced that he would donate proceeds from the sale to charity.
The transaction is the largest individual real estate purchase in the history of New York.
Last month’s post had all the details on the apartment, but here they are again:
The apartment features 6,744 sf of interior space, plus another 2,077 sf of space on the wrap-around terrace (the terrace can be accessed from any one of 19 glass doors). While there are 6 1/2 bathrooms, growing families should take note there are only 4 bedrooms.
The master bedroom, pictured above, was originally designed in a standard rectangular fashion. It was redesigned as an oval for unobstructed views of the sun rising over Central Park in the morning.
Additional coverage at The Wall Street Journal, Curbed, and Gothamist. The real estate listing from Brown Harris Stevens doesn’t have much information at the moment, but the apartment was featured in Architectural Digest last year and they’ve got got a slide show (photos below — credit Durston Saylor — with additional descriptions at AD’s website). The floorplan image is via WSJ.
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